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Wow! Facts About the Civil War

[caption id="attachment_460" align="aligncenter" width="822"] Soldiers from both armies were quick to forgive and try to forget the war. Not all, but most.[/caption] [maxbutton id="3" url="http://www.curtlocklearauthor.com" text="Watch the Exciting Book Trailers" ] Did you know...? General Joe Hooker wanted the men to have additional comforts during their marches and camping, so he allowed "ladies of the evening" to accompany the troops. These trollops set up tents outside the camps, hung a red lantern and made a handy profit. The biggest killer…

#History for #Millenials

[caption id="attachment_1058" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kruschev at the UN, banging his shoe and saying, "We will bury you."[/caption] [maxbutton id="6" text="Read My Blogs" ] I was reading recently in a recent poll of Millenial aged persons that half of them said they would rather live under socialism or Communism rather than capitalism. They don't know about how the leader of the Communist party, Nikita Kruschev, in the 1960's banged his shoe at the UN and said to the US "We will…

Devastating Battle Scenes! Complicated Romance!

[maxbutton id="4" url="http://www.curtlocklearauthor.com " text="Get the books, Signed ones Here" ] Sigel's Federal troops, mostly German speaking, overrun the sleeping Confederates, caught off guard. The Rebels try to mount a resistance, aided by a few of the mounted cavalry of the Third Texas. Read the down to the last detail battle described where Sara, a Southern sympathizer, is caught between the two armies. [caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Greer's Texans and Kansans fight back against the Federal army onslaught[/caption]

Christmas Almost Got Swept Away by Nazis

Nazis in the 1930's and 1940's tried very hard to convert Christmas to a pride in Germany holiday. They were so bound up in the anti-Jewish attitude, and Jesus was a Jew, they tried both underhandedly and blatantly to eliminate Christmas celebrations as we know them or as Germans knew them then. Historian Gerry Bowle states that Nazis simply tried to take over Christmas as a party ritual. They inserted Nazi imagery and even Nazi party officials into things like…

Being a Kid Again – Allow Yourself the Luxury

All through my life, I've lived sometimes in a "kid-like" fashion. I chased my own children over the play-scapes, built a tree house with a rope swing, helped them make forts out of cardboard boxes and blankets, and showed them how to look for fairies in the grass at night. Of course, when the fireflies came out, we always caught them in a jar for a short period and watched the newfangled lanterns before releasing them. In my own life…

Some of Chapter 1 from Splintered – Escape

ONE Escape February 25, 1862, Springfield, Missouri, Schmidt Boarding House, 3 AM In her boarding house room, Cyntha Favor rose in total darkness at the slight knock on her door. She had slept in her dress, her dreams filled with dread. Her crinoline hoop, shoved in the corner, would be left behind. This was an escape, not a time for propriety. She tip-toed to the closed door. “Just a moment,” she whispered, shivering. The shock of cold within the room…

Childhood Memories

When i was a youngster living in Brady, texas, i took a great interest in the civil war. my friends joined me in re-fighting the various civil war battles. if we charged little round top, we simply climbed a tree to reach the roof of the garage. made sense to us. it was fun using our imaginations to play at war. all the heroism, none of the pain. i hope everyone lets their kids use their imaginations, not just play…

A Little Humor for You.

If a bluebird is on your shoulder, zippededodah! but do you have to worry about bird poop? Here's a great song not heard on the radio in a while: [caption id="attachment_643" align="aligncenter" width="553"] For the Writers and Musicians Out There[/caption] Take away the trees, and the birds all have to sit upon the ground. Take away their wings, and the birds will have to walk to get around. Take away the bird baths, and the dirty birds will soon be…